Karachi: SHC suspends legal proceedings against two doctors
KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday suspended the proceedings in criminal negligence case against two local doctors. The bench headed by Chief Justice of SHC Justice Musheer Alam after preliminary hearing of the application filed by Dr Razia Fida Hussain and Dr Anis Hussain Jaffery being aggrieved with the order of judicial magistrate who refused to accept the police report for their acquittal in criminal negligence case, ordered suspension of the proceedings in lower court and issued notice to Prosecutor General Sindh for February 27 for filing comments.
The applicants submitted that there was no negligence on their part with regard to death of a patient Farzana, as two medical boards exonerated them of charges of negligence in their reports. They submitted that the investigation officer filed report for disposal of case on the basis of these medical boards report but the judicial magistrate refused to accept the police report and directed the police to submit the charge sheet against them. They further submitted that the impugned order of the judicial magistrate was unlawful as no negligence on their part was proved.
Therefore, the impugned order be set aside and criminal proceedings against them be quashed. Meanwhile, SHC’s same bench Thursday called for prosecution record pertaining to the murder of vice president of National Bank of Pakistan Liaquat Hussain. The bench was hearing bail application of accused Syed Kashif and Muhammad Ahmed, facing trial in the case. Hussain was killed here on September 11, 2007 in Gulshan-e-Maymar. The bench after initial hearing of the application called for the case record and adjourned hearing till February 29.